The USS Maine explodes mysteriously in Havana Harbor, the teddy bear is born, President Franklin D. Roosevelt survives an assassination attempt, and Jeffrey Dahmer is found guilty, all on this day.
2002: New Zealand actor Kevin Smith, best known for his roles on the TV series "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" and "Xena: Warrior Princess," dies at the age of 38 after 10 days in a coma following an accidental fall of several stories shortly after wrapping up work on a martial arts film in Beijing, China.
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